Less than a week before the start of summer camp, Randy Edsall and Maryland received some very good news off the field that could result in even better news on it in 2013.
According to the Baltimore Sun, all charges against running back Wes Brown have been dropped by the Prince George County’s State’s Attorney’s office. Brown had been charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, theft of under $1,000 and illegal wiretapping following an incident earlier this month.
Here’s the Testudo Times‘ description at the time of the incident that led to Brown’s arrest:
University of Maryland police spokesperson Sgt. Aaron Davis said College Park police received a call from the Baltimore Police Department, asking for help in locating Brown. Davis said they found Brown Wednesday night on Knox Road, and said Brown assaulted a police officer before running away. Davis also said the wiretapping charge came from recording police officers with his cell phone without their knowledge. Davis declined to comment on why the Baltimore Police Department wanted Brown, saying that it is an open investigation.
The investigation reportedly involved Brown being considered a “person of interest” in a non-fatal shooting in Baltimore. It had been reported that Brown’s vehicle was involved in the shooting, although a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office stated Monday that there was no evidence Brown was involved in any type of crime.
Brown was indefinitely suspended by Edsall shortly after he was arrested and charged. An official reversal of the suspension should be forthcoming, however.
Brown was the second-leading rusher on the Terps last season, finishing with 90 carries for 382 yards and two touchdowns.